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U-Carmen (2005)

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Against the backdrop of the hardship suffered by those living in a South African township, a sensuous, independent woman's love of freedom and courage endures even when faced with death. Carmen's passion clashes with Don José's impulsive obsession.

Cast

Andile Tshoni
as Sgt. Jongikhaya
Lungelwa Blou
as Nomakhaya
Zweilungile Sidloyi
as Lulamile Nkomo
Bulewa Cosa
as Mandisa
Andries Mbali
as Bra Nkomo
Joel Mthethwa
as The Sangoma
Fika Majola
as Cigarette Girl
Gracious Mbatha
as Cigarette Girl
Sindiswa Mndela
as Cigarette Girl
Dipuo Mogoregi
as Cigarette Girl
Nobapostile Msongelwa
as Cigarette Girl
Bulelwa Cosa
as Mandisa
Zukile Gqadushe
as Eric's Friend
Zintle Mgole
as Faniswa
Thobeka Bede
as Cigarette Girl
Mpontseng Nyantsa
as Cigarette Girl
Zoliswa Qumza
as Cigarette Girl
Sanele Mohlomi
as Shopkeeper
Ebenezer Sawuli
as Unemployed Man
Fikile Khuzwayo
as Cigarette Girl
Bongani Bubu
as Policeman
Nandi Mahlangu
as Cigarette Girl
Jim Ngxabaze
as Photographer/Videographer
Portia Dladla
as Cigarette Girl
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Critic Reviews for U-Carmen

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

[Director] Dornford-May deftly balances the details of his setting with the universality of his themes, exploring every dusty corner of a village thrumming with tension between patriarchal leaders and strong-willed women.

March 30, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

No one can know whether Bizet would have approved of the movie musical U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha. But you suspect that he would have admired the filmmakers' gall.

March 28, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

A vivacious film that is a treat for eyes and ears.

March 28, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This was basically the best idea ever.

March 28, 2007 | Full Review…

Performances and singing are both on the money, and the film's organic, realistic feel seems to have been bolstered by the translation contribution that thesps Malefane and Andiswa Kedama made to the screenplay.

July 28, 2006 | Full Review…

The main attraction is the performance of Carmen by the magnificent Pauline Malefane, who also translated the libretto into Xhosa.

July 28, 2006 | Rating: 3/4

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